Object #1018353 from MS-Papers-0032-0811

3 pages written by Catherine Hart in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items). Catherine McLean (later Hart) wrote from Stobs Castle, Hawick, Roxburghshire and from Edinburgh, Scotland prior to her arrival in New Zealand in 1861, and from Wellington, Hawke's Bay and Christchurch, 1861-1875, including many undated letters and fragments. The folder contains 9 letters written by Catherine Isabella McLean, from Maraekakaho and Glenorchy, Hawke's Bay, 1861-1875.Includes one letter written by Annabella McLean from Edinburgh in Nov 1862

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English (MD)

Wellington
May 16th


I had a wonderful letter from Mrs Scully. I am going to send for Mary to spend the day tomorrow

My dear Donald

We were glad to get your letter and thanks for the ham. They are very good indeed. Mr Gollan and Morris dined with us last night. Mr Strang came to see me yesterday with Douglases letters. He is improving

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English (MD)

fast now. Robert has written to him. Have not seen the Judge since his arrival. My wrist the (sprain) is most troublesome to me so you must excuse my short letter. How do you like the silk dress which I sent to Annabella by the Judge.

I have not had a line from her. Robert desires me to say that we quite expect you to bring Annabella with you when you come. I think that she will be better with me than at the station that is to say if she likes to make herself feel at home.

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I had a letter from Archy and from the state of mind that he seems to be in makes me some what anxious. Can nothing be done to make him feel more settled. The Manawatu business is giving great dissatisfaction to the people here.


In haste always
Yours Catherine Hart

English (MD)

Wellington
May 16th


I had a wonderful letter from Mrs Scully. I am going to send for Mary to spend the day tomorrow

My dear Donald

We were glad to get your letter and thanks for the ham. They are very good indeed. Mr Gollan and Morris dined with us last night. Mr Strang came to see me yesterday with Douglases letters. He is improving fast now. Robert has written to him. Have not seen the Judge since his arrival. My wrist the (sprain) is most troublesome to me so you must excuse my short letter. How do you like the silk dress which I sent to Annabella by the Judge.

I have not had a line from her. Robert desires me to say that we quite expect you to bring Annabella with you when you come. I think that she will be better with me than at the station that is to say if she likes to make herself feel at home.

I had a letter from Archy and from the state of mind that he seems to be in makes me some what anxious. Can nothing be done to make him feel more settled. The Manawatu business is giving great dissatisfaction to the people here.


In haste always
Yours Catherine Hart

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Catherine Hart (sister); Catherine Isabella McLean (sister-in-law), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0811 (71 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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